Grafton lags in Earth Hour results
ELECTRICITY consumption in Grafton dropped by 2.6% compared to the previous week when residents turned off their lights and appliances in support of Earth Hour.
This was the second lowest reduction in electricity consumption across North Coast cities with only Tweed Heads, which ironically increased its consumption from 8.30pm until 9.30 pm on Saturday night, faring worse than Grafton.
Essential Energy’s regional general manager Far North Coast, Richard Wake, said the savings showed a commitment to help the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while sending a clear message that individual actions could make a difference.
“Looking at our major regional centres across NSW, energy consumption dropped by an average of around five per cent for the 60 minutes of Earth Hour,” he said.